VANCOUVER — The team at Roca Mines has won the coveted E.A. Scholz Award in recognition of excellence in mine development in British Columbia.
The award was presented to the Roca team at the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia awards dinner in Vancouver on Jan. 28, 2009, Roca president and CEO Scott Broughton, director John Mirko and CFO David Skerlec were recognized “for successfully developing the Max molybdenum mine in an environmentally and socially sensitive area … south of Revelstoke.”
The Max mine shipped its first concentrates in December 2007, just four years after Roca acquired the property. Since reaching full production in mid-April 2008, the mine has generated revenues of $18.8 million, despite falling metal prices. Recent projects at the mine site includes the 1,400-metre-long #2 adit, installation of a third primary ball mill, and underground ventilation upgrades.
Learn more about the Max mine and molybdenum at www.RocaMines.com.